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Hustle & Flow
Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 105 (Feb 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Paula Jai Parker, Elise Neal, Isaac Hayes, D.J. Qualls & Ludacris

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3.5
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Includes up-front ads, audio commentary with writer/director Craig Brewer, a 27-minute Behind The Hustle featurette, 15-minutes dedicated to making this movie By Any Means Necessary, a 14-minute Creating' Crunk featurette, a five minute glimpse at the Memphis premiere, six promotional spots, and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 34565
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For sex and drug content, pervasive language, and some violence
(Retail Price): $29.99
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 116
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 01/10/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Craig Brewer
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Djay (Howard) is a streetwise pimp and drug dealer from the ghettos of Memphis, whose dream of becoming a rap musician seems out of reach. He's able to drum up the support of old high school buddy, Key (Anderson), a church sound engineer, and they eventually enlist the help of beatmaker Shelby (Qualls). Finally, with the help of his lady friends

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD picture exhibits a color palette that is vivid and richly saturated, at times bordering oversaturation. Images are generally sharp and detailed, with nicely rendered textures, although the picture can appear a bit

Using the surrounds and LFE channel fluently for the impressive music mix, the Dolby